Managing Vineyard Mineral Efficiency Beyond the Four R’s

September 29th, 2015
Managing Vineyard Mineral Efficiency Beyond the Four R’s

External pressures on mineral nutrient use in  vineyards come from several directions. On the one hand, to remain competitive, we need to contain applied mineral nutrient costs even while costs of some fertilizers are being driven upward by the growing global fertilizer demand. On the other, our society increasingly expects applied mineral nutrient resources to either stay in vineyards or to leave only with the harvested fruit. These pressures, originating from disparate…

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Ciatti Global Market Update – September 2015

September 22nd, 2015
Ciatti Global Market Update – September 2015

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives” was a quote television catchphrase from a long‐running soap opera, which is appropriate for this global market update. With harvest in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, buyers are truing up inventories and ensuring all programs will have good quality supply. The question at hand is:  what varietals will be short, what varietals will be long, and from where? Meanwhile,…

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Labratory Testing for Grapevine Diseases

September 8th, 2015
Labratory Testing for Grapevine Diseases

Some grapevine diseases can be identified easily in the field by signs of the pathogen, which include microscopic and macroscopic microbial cells, tissues, and structures. For example, the appearance of the powdery mildew fungus on the surface of infected leaves and fruit is quite characteristic (fig. 7.1). Some diseases, such as crown gall (fig. 7.2), are characterized by their symptoms, which are defined as abnormal plant growth caused by damage…

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Event Calendar
  1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

    September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. CD11 LODI PCA NETWORK BREAKFAST

    October 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am